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Wednesday, 28th November 2012

Starts: 28 November 2012

Professor Angus Clarke, Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University

Professor Angus Clarke

Institute of Medical Genetics, Cardiff University 

 

“The Challenge of Rational Treatments in Rett Syndrome” 

Angus studied Medical and Natural Sciences at Cambridge, taking his BA Part II in Genetics, and qualified in Medicine from Oxford University. After registration, he worked in General Medicine and then Paediatrics. He studied the clinical and molecular genetics of ectodermal dysplasia in Cardiff and then worked in clinical genetics and paediatric neurology in Newcastle upon Tyne, developing an interest in Rett syndrome and neuromuscular disorders. He returned to Cardiff in 1989 as Senior Lecturer in Clinical Genetics and is now Professor in Clinical Genetics. He has maintained his interests in Rett syndrome and ectodermal dysplasia and has developed further interests in genetic screening, the genetic counselling process and the social and ethical issues around human genetics. He represents the Chief Medical Officer for Wales on the Department of Health’s ‘Emerging Science and Bioethics Advisory Committee’ He has (co)authored and edited seven books, including “Genetic Testing ” (2011 -  jointly with Michael Arribas-Ayllon and Srikant Sarangi). He established and directs the Cardiff MSc course in Genetic Counselling.

 

Host: Dr Arwyn Jones

4pm (refreshments from 3:50pm)

New Lecture Theatre, 2.60c Redwood Building

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Cost: Free

Open To: Postgraduate Students
Public
Staff and Students
Undergraduate Students